Can dogs eat Turkey necks?

can dogs eat turkey necksYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Turkey necks have approximately 58% muscle meat and a lean source of protein.
  • Turkey's necks are high in glucosamine and chondroitin which are natural compounds that help keep a dog's hips and joints healthy.
  • Turkey necks are packed with calcium, phosphorous, and other trace minerals that all promote bone health.
  • Turkey necks also offer dental benefits for dogs. Chewing also keeps dogs mentally stimulated.

Risks

health-risks
  • Cooked bones can splinter and cause rectal bleeding as well as intestinal blockage.
  • Excessive feeding of turkey necks could lead to a nutritional imbalance in dogs.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Turkey necks can be given to dogs raw. Dehydrated turkey neck dog treats are also available off the shelf.
  • If your dog's diet already has complete calcium you should limit edible bones or only feed them as occasional treats.
  • Always supervise your dog when feeding bones.

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